This Thursday, 21st May, is Ascention, the rising of Jesus’ body into heaven forty days after his Resurrection. After the very first Ascension Day, the disciples gathered with Mary, constantly devoting themselves to prayer while they waited for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Like them, our reliance on the gift of the Holy Spirit is total – on our own we can do nothing.
Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. This year it will start this Thursday, 21st, and run to Sunday 31st May.
During these 11 days of Thy Kingdom Come, it is hoped that everyone who takes part will:
1) Deepen their own relationship with Jesus Christ
2) Pray for 5 friends or family to come to faith in Jesus
3) Pray for the empowerment of the Spirit that we would be effective in our witness
Whether you have joined in Thy Kingdom Come before or not (like me), we are all invited to take part this year – along with churches from over 65 different denominations in 178 countries around the world.
The best ways to take part are to (by Thursday!) download a prayer journal & encourage others by joining the global prayer wave – it would be really cool to know others are taking part! An app is also available for download in the App Store & Google Play
You are invited to join a group having lunch together on Saturday 22nd February at The Hornsmill in Helsby at 12.30pm. Please sign the booking sheet in the Church Hall if you are able to come and indicate on the sheet if you would like a lift. Also could you let Ros Caldwell, Church Council Secretary, know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Lunch Club returns on Wednesday 5th February, and we hope you can come and enjoy a light lunch and a chat with us. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm prompt, with doors open from 12 noon. The suggested donation for lunch is £3 each.
Transport can usually be arranged within the Frodsham area for those who need it. As usual, to aid catering, we do need numbers in advance, so please make sure you add your name to the Reservation List which will be in the foyer on Sunday, or speak to Marg.
Digging Deeper will recommence on Wednesday 11th September at 2.30pm at the home of Mrs. Doris Cairns, when the subject under discussion – after an introduction – will be ‘The Spirit of the Old Testament’.
Further meetings are intended to take place on Wednesdays at 2.30 pm in fortnightly intervals,
when we will explore together :
The Spirit and Jesus
Jesus’ promises of the Spirit to believers
The Spirit and the Church
The gifts of the Spirit
The fruit of the Spirit
Interested ? Please come along! You will be most welcome! Want to know more? Please
speak to either Doris, Deacon John Clarke or Rev'd. Bernard Dodd. We will be pleased to have a chat with you.
Lunch Club returns on Wednesday 4th September, and we hope you can come and enjoy a light lunch and a chat with us. Lunch will be served at 12.30pm prompt, with doors open from 12 noon. The suggested donation for lunch is £3 each.
Transport can usually be arranged within the Frodsham area for those who need it. As usual, to aid catering, we do need numbers in advance, so please make sure you add your name to the Reservation List which will be in the foyer on Sunday 1st September, or speak to Marg.
Our next Lunch Club will be on Wednesday 1st May. The Reservation List is in the foyer. Please put your name down to book a place. But if you won't be in church, don't worry, just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday so that we have an idea of numbers, and I can organise any lifts required. Marg Jacks
Our next Lunch Club will be on Wednesday 6th March. The Reservation List is in the foyer today. Please put your name down to book a place. But if you won't be in church, don't worry, just give Marg a ring by Monday 4th so that we have an idea of numbers, and we can organise any lifts required.
The Women’s World Day of Prayer Service will be held at St Laurence Parish Church, Frodsham, on Friday 1st March at 1.30pm. All are most welcome.
Frodsham Methodist Church's Christmas Tree Festival 2018 was officially opened by the member of parliament for the Weaver Vale constituency, Mr Mike Amesbury, MP, last night Friday 7th December).
The Christmas Tree Festival is open on both Saturday and Sunday, and Sunday will see special worship services amongst the trees.
Do come along. We hope to see you there.
Check out our Calendar for a listing of all events.
Frodsham Methodist Church Sunday 10am Worship on YouTube.
North Cheshire Circuit Thursday 7pm Worship on YouTube.
The reflections here are written by members of our congregation.